Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Fiesta Blanket ... Ta Dah!



I started this blanket in April or May as a Vintage Vertical Stripe but I wasn't feeling the Love so I tucked it away for the Summer.  =)  The beginning of August I decided it must be Frogged!! Abigail and I spent a morning unraveling each row and carefully rolling all that yarn into neat little balls to be used on another project. 




One of my favorite blogs is Signed with an Owl and Kate has a wonderful tutorial for this Circle in a Square block.  Three weeks of hooking and the blanket is D.O.N.E.  I've never made a blanket so fast and I am so happy-happy-happy!!!! 




The border is my favorite part!

Oh my ... isn't it BeAuTiFuL?????  I made this for a Very Special Person's Birthday Present.  Alas, that is not until December but I am afraid if I keep it in my house much longer I will not be able to part with it.  So I will wrap it up in plastic, shove it into a Flat Mailer Box and send it to her this afternoon.  =)




Now for all the Important Details.  =)

YARN - Stylecraft Special DK in 13 different colors.  I bought all the Lucy colors from Deramores and used those for this blanket.

HOOK - Susan Bates #7 (4.5mm)

PATTERN - Squaring the Big Circle by Kate @ Signed with an Owl

The color sequence for each block was completely random.  I kept the project in a big LL Bean tote bag and would close my eyes, stick my hand in, and pull out the next color for the following round.

The border is 9 rows of granny trebles followed by a row of simple scallops. 


23 comments:

SARITHA said...

Its Beautiful!!!Your friend is going to love it for sure. Even I would find it so hard to part with something so pretty!!

Kelly said...

Absolutely beautiful and so inspiring, adding this to my to do list!

priscilla said...

Very pretty ! love th colors !!

Lynne said...

Wow! beautiful! You're a fast hooker! The colors are gorgeous. I can't tell you how many times I have started a vintage vertical stripe blanket and ripped it out. Just doesn't work for me either. I'm making something with this Owl block too. I love it!

Erin said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I gasped when I saw this blanket! I HAVE to make one!

lemondedesucrette said...

Wonderful!!!

Hazel said...

LOVE it. It is gorgeous. Beautiful colours too. x

Quiet Mornings said...

It is sooooo beautiful. You did a great job and what a nice gift to give someone.

ria said...

φανταστική κουβέρτα!!!!!!!
πανέμορφη!!!!!!
μπραβο φίλη μου!!!

The Garden Bell said...

Wasn't this a fun pattern. I adored finding the "other" Kate and this pattern. Great color choices. Mine was rather man-ish as I did 80 circles for my dad's 80th birthday. New follower here that's for sure.

Erin said...

This blanket is for my Momma's birthday. It gets really GRAY in Michigan during the winter so I hope it adds color to her day and keeps her warm. =)

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Love the beautiful blanket! You did a great job and so fast. How many skeins did you use? I don't know if I would have been able to part with it!!! xoRobin❤

Erin said...

Robin, almost one of each color. =) I picked up the Stylecraft for $1.45 per 100 gram ball this spring so this was a FRUGAL blanket!!

Jo-anne *Blossy* said...

It's beautiful. You've done a great job with it. Love the colours you used.

soniaandfred said...

I love it! And I think you may need to make another, as it looks great on your couch :)

winkieflash said...

I agree - the border is the best!!!
xo,
wink

dutch sisters said...

Your crocheted blanket is just gorgeous! It makes me smile just to looks at it...wonderful! Congratulations on your finish.

francesandsophia said...

I love the colours you used. Very pretty and an interesting pattern. I like!

notes of sincerity said...

Absolutely beautiful!!
I can hardly wait to view more of your blog. Thank you for your kind words left on my blog. :o)
hugs. Trish

glor said...

How beautiful ... this is a masterpiece. I would love one just like this. The coloring is gorgeous.

the textured leaf said...

This is the first time ive seen circle granny squares! I know, where have I been hiding? Right?

Erin said...

TTL ... they are great, aren't they!!! My friend has a round coffee table and I'm ITCHING to make her a gigantic granny circle to put on it. =)

Sara said...

All I can say is 'Wowser!' I love it.

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